Minnesota Legislature: Minnesota's Budget Crisis

Frequently asked questions about how the budget framework affects state services. (07/15/2011)
A key backer of the Vikings stadium bill is ruling it out of a special session called to fix Minnesota's budget stalemate. (07/15/2011)
All Things Considered speaks with State Rep. and Assistant Majority Leader Kurt Daudt and DFL Sen. Sandra Pappas about the efforts of legislative leaders to work with Gov. Mark Dayton to hammer out details of the budget outline agreement announced yesterday. (07/15/2011)
Republican leaders of the Legislature are confident they have the votes to pass the bills that make up the budget framework they and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to on Thursday. (07/15/2011)
With a budget framework now in hand, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders went to work Friday, trying to fill in the details of a two-year spending plan that will end the state government shutdown. (07/15/2011)
As negotiators work out details to end Minnesota's state government shutdown, reaction to the potential deal is mixed among state residents. We sampled the sentiment of people in the Bemidji area today. (07/15/2011)
The budget agreement between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders appears to ease funding cuts to the state's public colleges. (07/15/2011)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday called state employees the "real heroes" of the budget stalemate and shutdown and said he's hopeful they will get back pay to make up for lost wages. During an appearance on MPR's Midday program, Dayton said he hoped to call lawmakers back into special session on Monday to approve the budget deal and end the shutdown. (07/15/2011)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton made the move that will likely end the state government shutdown by accepting a Republican budget offer -- with a few new conditions -- that he had initially rejected two weeks ago. (Midday, 07/15/2011)
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are moving forward on a budget framework that relies heavily on one-time money and pushes a big part of the budget problem into the future. (Midday, 07/15/2011)
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the tentative deal ending the government shutdown in Minnesota. (07/15/2011)
Here's a look at the key items in the June 30 proposal that forms the basis of Thursday's initial agreement to end the shutdown and close a $1.4 million gap between parties' budget proposals. (07/15/2011)
State employees should be able to return to their jobs within days, but they are concerned about what the budget agreement means for them. (07/15/2011)
Businesses owners affected by the state government shutdown are relieved that a budget deal could be within sight. (07/15/2011)
With Minnesota's government impasse close to over, Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders are tasked with writing budget bills and passing them in a special legislative session. (07/15/2011)

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